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Grilled Cheese Goes Gourmet

I did a quick Google search for “grilled cheese” and the first recipe I saw called for “2 slices cheese, 2 slices white bread and 2 tablespoons butter.” That’s for one sandwich. A seemingly innocent sandwich like a plain old grilled cheese is apparently not so innocent anymore. By Jessie Price

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What in the world is someone putting on a grilled cheese that makes it have 29 grams of fat?! I'm just sayin'.

Anonymous

10/22/2009 - 5:58pm

Carrots on grilled cheese?? Gross

Anonymous

10/22/2009 - 6:45pm

For Heaven's sake, use 2% fat cheese for lower fat.

Anonymous

10/22/2009 - 7:11pm

sounds yummy! I will be trying them all!

Anonymous

10/23/2009 - 10:47am

You can also make a toasted, as in under the broiler or in a toaster oven, cheese sandwich. No extra fat required to cook it. I find its best if you lightly toast the bread first then add the cheese, the sandwich holds up better. The cheese gets bubbly, and tastes even better when the tops of the bubblys brown.

My fave is toasted montery jack sandwich with a sprinkle of feta and pepper sliced tomates, or roasted red peppers. Mmmmmm.....sooo comforting!

Anonymous

10/23/2009 - 12:29pm

I just put some good whole wheat in the toaster, then a low fat cheese slice between them, 25 seconds in the microwave and we're done. And the kids LOVE them. I wonder if they will balk at the veggies...

Anonymous

10/28/2009 - 8:23am

I don't know about this with the veggies in it. On the very rare, once or twice a year I might crave a grilled cheese, I want the comfort food version that I ate as a kid with white bread, butter, and fattening cheese slices. I am always starving and eating low fat so if I'm giving in to a grilled cheese craving I am going to eat the real thing!

Anonymous

10/07/2010 - 4:34pm

It's new to me that people put butter on grilled cheese. At our house we make them open-faced on whole wheat bread with a sprinkle of parmesan and fresh-ground pepper on the cheese. Put them on a baking sheet and "grill" them in the oven. No added fat beyond the content of the cheese.

Anonymous

11/04/2010 - 3:02pm

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